After starring in the last 'Silent Hill' movie, Kit Harington continues his quest to extend beyond his "Jon Snow" character on 'Game of Thrones' with 'Pompeii,' a romance-action-'Gladiator' mashup directed by 'Resident Evil' helmer Paul W.S. Anderson. While the film probably isn't on the top of most moviegoers' lists of the most anticipated of 2014, the newly released photo gallery from Sony Pictures shows it'll have at least a few thrills for audiences ... and one menacing Kiefer Sutherland.

Harington is joined by the likes of Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland (trading in his Jack Bauer threads for something more akin to Joaquin Phoenix in 'Gladiator'), 'Thor 2' star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and even 'Mad Men''s Jared Harris. The film follows Milo (Harington), a slave who finds himself in the gladiatorial arena and becomes a near unbeatable warrior. He falls in love with a merchant's daughter (Browning), who is, of course, betrothed to a ruthless Roman senator. But none of that really matters because this all takes place right before Mount Vesuvius famously erupts and wipes out all of Pompeii.

We spoke to Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje last year, and he said this film was one of the most physically intense projects he's worked on -- you can see his abs of steel in the 'Pompeii' photos below -- which seems like an understatement when you consider this movie was made by the guy behind 'Resident Evil.'

Check out the complete gallery below before 'Pompeii' erupts in theaters this February 21.